Grateful Dead Live at Hartford Civic Center on 1983-10-14
Alabama Getaway-> Greatest Story Ever Told, They Love Each Other, Mama Tried-> Big River, Althea-> CC Rider, Tennessee Jed, Hell In A Bucket-> Day Job
Scarlet Begonias-> Fire On The Mountain, Estimated Prophet-> Eyes Of The World-> Drums-> Spanish Jam-> The Other One-> Stella Blue-> Sugar Magnolia, E: U.S. Blues
Collection GratefulDeadBand/Artist Grateful DeadVenue Hartford Civic CenterLocation Hartford, CTSource (FOB) Sennheiser 421 -> Cassette Master (Sony TC-D5M/Maxell UDXLII-C90/Dolby B)Lineage Cassette Master (Nakamichi DR-1) -> Sound Devices 744T (24bit/96k) -> Adobe Audition v1.5 -> Samplitude Professional v10.22 -> FLAC/16Taped by Jim WiseTransferred by Charlie Miller
-- Set 2 is seamless
-- Recorded By Jim Wise
-- Thanks to Jim Wise for lending me his master cassettes
-- Thanks to Joe B. Jones for his help with the pitch correction
April 13, 2015
Trey's first dead show
I believe this is Trey's first dead show.
September 13, 2012
The first of two Hartford nights in '83
Not the best of the month (which contains the Portland Maine show and those Worcester shows), this show was chosen for Dick's Picks 6 probably because:
*there wasn't a circulating SBD
*it had a Day Job (1 of 9 in '83 but they played it again the next night)
*of the epic Scarlet>Fire
An up and down show but the hot moments are hot indeed. The first set stats shaky with a problematic Alabama ending with Jer almost launching Promised Land. Instead it's Greatest Story but Bobby loses his voice while Jer adds some cool strato wah. A decent TLEO has nifty Bobby harmonics and great Jer, who's rough on vox. Big River smokes with Bobby, who's having a great show, adding these cool, unique rhythm parts. Althea is a bit draggy, the type they kept falling into in '83 but the set ends with the best Day Job of the 9 from the year. The second set is all about the jaw-dropping, 30-minute Scarlet>Fire. You won't believe this one, especially the input from Mickey. Bobby uses the rare (for 80s) verse on a decent enough Estimated. As often in '83, Space has the Spanish Jam. The rest is average '83.
1st Set: B-
2nd Set: C
Overall: 3 stars
Big River - Bobby's great
Keep Your Day Job - best version of '83 and one of the best ever (soon to be dropped by fan petition - picky heads in that era!)
Scarlet>Fire - 30 minutes of bliss, probably beats 9/4 and a couple others for best of '83.
The wise.miller source is a high qual AUD. I never heard this show before Dick's Picks, I think it was because mostly low gen AUDs were circulating, preventing the show from standing out, but this source remedies that problem!
May 25, 2010
Who needs Dick's Picks when we've go this beauty?
When you see “Taped By: Jim Wise” and “Transferred By: Charlie Miller” in a mid 80’s AUD, chances are only good things can happen. Well, in this recently added AUD of the well known DP show, “good” may be an understatement. The Hartford Civic Center may have been a rather nasty place, but its acoustics produced some amazing AUD’s over the years and this one definitely ranks among the better of those. Everything comes through crisp and clean, with the crowd noise not overpowering the music, but there is just enough to get a feel for the magic going on in the building that night. Phil is up front and center, pushing Jerry into some great explorations. The soaring Scarlet/Fire is a true classic, with one of my favorite transition jams. Jerry and Phil seem to revel in teasing the start of Fire several times before Phil drops the hammer and off they go into a place where your brain is removed through your ears, kicked around like a Liberal at a Tea Party convention (but in a good way) and then slammed back into your cranium, just in time to be shot in the face by a wigged out Dick Cheney (again, in a very good way). This is yet another time I am more than Grateful to have an excuse to dust of this monster. Mr. Wise produced a multitude of some of the best AUD’s I’ve ever heard and Mr. Miller has taken his work and lovingly molded it into the gem we have here today. Thank you both so much for sharing your love of the music with all of us (even the haters) and giving us so many different ways to love this music.
In other words, put down the commercial release and dig on this...I think you'll be pleasantly surprised.
May 18, 2010
Terrific Sound Quality
This posting provides the best sound quality for this amazing show from October 1983, a high point for the 80's / Brent era.